Trauma-Informed Treatment Plan: Synthesizing Case Conceptualization
In this chapter, we explore strategies for synthesizing a client’s case conceptualization, including the application of the four-factor model and considerations for the client’s stage of change. A synthesized case conceptualization contributes to building an effective treatment plan, which can be constructed through the use of the SMARTER goal approach, and we also present guidelines and structure for collaborating with clients and sharing information with them. As a therapeutic platform in trauma work, we introduce the tri-phasic model, which includes the phases of safety and stabilization, trauma memory processing through remembrance and mourning, and reconnection. Case examples are presented to illustrate the concepts, and the chapter concludes with a keyword assessment, list of experiential activities, and supervisory discussion topics.